Events are Listed Below by Program
Corcoran Graduate Open House
Friday, October 7, 2022
We hope you can join us on campus for a special opportunity to hear from Corcoran Director Dr. Lauren Onkey and learn more about our graduate programs. Following an introduction to the school, each program area will host a program-specific Open House.
Following our Open House events, we invite you to return to the Corcoran Flagg Building for our Legacy Celebration from 6pm-9pm, a celebration of our Legacy: Fifty Years of Dance on the Edge exhibition.
- 12:30pm-1:30pm Graduate Campus Tour (optional)
GW offers Graduate Campus Tours of the Foggy Bottom Campus every Friday at 12:30pm. If you’d like to attend a tour, please click here to register. Registration for Graduate Campus Tours will open closer to the event.
Tours will leave from the Admissions Welcome Center, located on the first floor of the University Student Center (800 21st St NW, Washington, DC, 20052).
- 2pm-2:30pm Welcome to the Corcoran
Corcoran Director Dr. Lauren Onkey will welcome students for an introduction to the Corcoran School.
- 2:30pm-3:30pm Program-Specific Open Houses
Following the welcome in Hammer Auditorium, we will break out for program-specific info sessions and open houses.
- 6pm-9pm Legacy Gala (Optional Evening Event)
Students are invited to a gala celebrating our Legacy: Fifty Years of Dance on the Edge exhibition.
National Portfolio Days
The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is a member of the National Portfolio Day Association, and this year, many National Portfolio Day (NPD) events are completely online and are FREE to attend. Students have the opportunity to meet virtually with our faculty about their portfolio. Please note that admissions decisions are not made at these events. This is an opportunity to speak one-on-one with our faculty about your portfolio, our programs, and how to apply.
To learn more about National Portfolio Days, visit the National Portfolio Day website.
National Portfolio Day Virtual (Graduate) - Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 1:00-5:00pm ET
MA in Art History Information Sessions
Attend an online information session about our Master of Arts in Art History with Mika Natif, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies for Art History.
Learn how our curriculum encourages students to explore and contribute to the field through a wide range of methodologies and theoretical approaches to art historical studies. As part of this session, we’ll provide information about our program and the expertise of our faculty, as well as fellowship support, details about internship opportunities and career outcomes. You’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions you have about our program and the application process.
Thursday, September 29, 2022 from 7:00-8:00pm ET
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 from 7:00-8:00pm ET
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 from 8:00-9:00pm ET
Thursday, January 5, 2023 from 7:00-8:00pm ET
MFA in Classical Acting Information Session
Check back soon for info session information.
MA in Exhibition Design Information Sessions
We invite you to attend an online information session about our Master of Arts in Exhibition Design with Andrea Dietz, Assistant Professor for Exhibition Design.
Learn how our curriculum cultivates sophisticated designers, giving you the visual representation and physical realization skills you need to compose compelling exhibition environments. Our program is anchored by coursework in criticism, curation, storytelling, and management and complemented by open electives that enable you to develop emphases. As part of this session, you'll have the opportunity to ask any questions you have about our program and the application process.
Friday, October 28, 2022 from 6:00-7:00pm ET
Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 9am-10am ET
(note: this is a morning session)
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 from 12:00-1:00pm ET
MFA in Fine Arts Information SessionsOur program emphasizes a critical and creative relationship between content and form, an awareness of art historical connections and engagement with the contexts of creative production. As part of this session, you'll have the opportunity to ask us any questions you might have about our program and the application process.
Friday, October 7, 2022 from 8:00-9:00pm ET
Friday, November 4, 2022 from 8:00-9:00pm ET
MA in Interaction Design Information Sessions
Join Kevin Patton, Assistant Professor of Interaction Design, for an online information session and Q&A about our Master of Arts in Interaction Design.
The MA in IxD focuses on the role of interaction design in public policy and service delivery, and trains designers to examine, prototype and design concepts that ultimately shape and guide people’s interactions across their everyday lives. Our students to create human-centered solutions that impact everything from smart devices to healthcare services. Whether your interests are in the startup, nonprofit, social innovation or government sectors, learn how the Corcoran will prepare you for a role at a consultancy, government agency or design firm.
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 from 7:30pm-8:30pm ET
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 from 7:30pm-8:30pm ET
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 from 7:30pm-8:30pm ET
MFA and MA in Interior Architecture Information Session
Join us to learn more about Interior Architecture at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design. During this session, we'll present an overview of our programs and resources before breaking out into groups for an in-depth look at either the Master of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture (for students without an undergraduate degree in interior design, interior architecture or architecture) or our new Master of Arts in Interior Architecture (post-professional degree for students with an undergraduate degree in interior design, interior architecture or architecture).
You'll learn about the admission requirements, courses required to complete these degrees, and career outcomes, and you will have the opportunity to ask us your questions about our programs and application process.
Thursday, October 13, 2022 from 7:00-8:00pm ET
Thursday, November 17, 2022 from 7:00-8:00pm ET
Thursday, January 12, 2023 from 7:00-8:00pm ET
MA in Museum Studies Information Sessions
We invite you to join us for an online information session and Q&A with Laura Schiavo, Program Head and Associate Professor for Museum Studies, about our Master of Arts in Museum Studies.
Learn how our Museum Studies program combines traditional academic training with museum practices and practical museum experience in order to prepare students for successful museum careers. You'll also have the opportunity to ask us any questions you have about our program and the application process.
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 from 7:00-8:00pm ET
Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 7:00-8:00pm ET
MA in New Media Photojournalism Information Sessions
Join us this fall for one of our online information sessions and Q&A with Susan Sterner, Faculty Advisor and Assistant Professor for our Master of Arts in New Media Photojournalism.
Learn more about how our curriculum incorporates writing, photography, audio, video and web design and prepares students for careers as freelancers, visual reporters, editors, and producers. As part of this session, you'll have the opportunity to ask us any questions you might have about our program and the application process.
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 from 6:30-7:30pm ET
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 from 6:30-7:30pm ET
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 from 6:30-7:30pm ET
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 from 6:30-7:30pm ET
MFA in Social Practice Information SessionsOur program has an emphasis on public policy with the goal of empowering the next generation of artists to bring their studio practice to bear on questions of social justice.
You’ll learn about our curriculum, which is fundamentally interdisciplinary, how our program allows you the freedom to hybridize the fields in which you are active. This program prepares you to think critically, evaluate compassionately and create ethically.
As part of these sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions you have about our program and the application process.
Friday, October 14, 2022 from 8:00-9:00pm ET
Friday, November 11, 2022 from 8:00-9:00pm ET